Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross eased to victory in the women’s 400m at the Stockholm Diamond League athletics meeting on Friday.
Richards-Ross, whose win at the Games ended a 28-year wait for gold for the United States in the 400m, timed a mediocre 49.89sec.
Meanwhile, Charonda Williams took advantage of Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix’s decision to skip the event to claim victory in the 200m while American compatriot Dawn Harper won the 100m hurdles in 12.65sec ahead of Kellie Wells.
The men’s 100m was also missing its Olympic stars as America’s Ryan Bailey took victory in 9.93sec.
America’s Jennifer Suhr, the Olympic pole vault champion, returned to the circuit with a resounding bump when she failed to register a height, flopping three times at 4.55m.
Cuba’s Yarisley Silva, the Olympic silver medallist, won the competition with 4.70m ahead of Germany’s Silke Spiegelburg on 4.55m.
Bahrain's Maryam Yusuf Jamal made the most of the absence of Turkish gold and silver medal winners from London, Asli Cakir Alptekin and Gamze Bulut, to claim victory in the 1500m in a time of 4:01.20.
America’s Michael Tinsley also took revenge for his Olympic defeat, turning the tables on gold medallist Felix Sanchez in the 400m hurdles, winning in 48.50sec. — Agencies